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Get Ready For A Busy Day In Sports

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Dwyane Wade had his way in Miami last night, scoring 41 points to extend the Heat's first round series against the Hawks to a seventh game. Speaking of which, there's a pretty big game seven going on tonight in Boston, although that's just one of the events that could make today one of the best sports days of the year. Follow me if you will for a brief rundown of some of the day's offerings.

Hockey: The Capitals and Penguins open the most highly anticipated series of the playoffs this afternoon in DC. 1 pm EST on NBC.

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Soccer: El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid. More on this shortly.

Golf: The third round of the Quail Hollow Championship features Tiger and Phil near the top of a stacked leaderboard. 3 pm on CBS.

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Baseball: Regional action, including a certain Phillies/Mets series, can be seen at 3:30 pm on FOX.

Horses: The 135th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place at a soggy Churchill Downs. Coverage starts at 4 pm on NBC, although post time is some two hours later.

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Basketball: The Bulls/Celtics series has to end sometime, and that time will come tonight after an indeterminate number of overtime sessions at the new Garden. Only then will we be able to properly rank it amongst the greatest playoff series of all time. See the game tonight at 8 pm on TNT.

Boxing: Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao takes on Manchester's favorite son Ricky Hatton tonight on HBO Pay-Per-View in the biggest fight of the year to date. I'll have a preview of the fight up this afternoon.

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So yeah, get comfortable.

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